I can't digest this. Can we be so far down the failure road? I'm sure at least some of these statements are in error. Does that mean a few are correct?
War is possibly the oldest, easily the most vicious, and certainly the most profitable racket that exists.
War measures profits in dollars and losses in lives.
War is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many.
War allows a few people to pile up millions and billions, but only a few.
The military-industrial complex obtains a staggering amount of money, more than the net income of all United States corporations, and spends it on WAR.
And it is all borrowed from our children and future generations.
Rarely is there an attempt to curb government spending on the military-industrial complex.
Not a word about the many quitting obsolete American outposts around the world.
Not a word about rolling back tens of billions spent each year on national security.
Now let me repeat a few famous quotes:
The Honorable Louis McFadden
"Some people think that the Federal Reserve Banks are U.S. Government institutions. They are private monopolies which prey upon the people of these United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders."
"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of m,one, first by inflation and deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (the banks) will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.